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Savannah St. To Join MEAC

Mar 10th, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, school news

It’s been a long time coming for Savannah St. After years without a home, they finally have gotten into the MEAC. From the MEAC: “The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced today that Savannah State University has been extended provisional membership to the MEAC beginning July 1, 2010, as voted on by the conference’s Council of […]

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WSSU To Remain Division 2

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

Winston-Salem State University has stopped its drive to DI and will rejoin the CIAA. Chancellor Donald Reaves, who has researched the move to Division I over the last 18 months, presented a detailed resolution that the board unanimously approved.“This has been a difficult decision,” Reaves told the board. “…but it’s time to move on.”Since leaving the […]

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NCCU Joins MEAC

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced today that North Carolina Central University will join the conference as its 13th member, as voted on by the conference's Council of Chief Executive Officers (CCEOs), effective July 1, 2010. http://nccueaglepride.cstv.com/photos/schools/nccu/sports/athletic-dept/auto_pdf/meac091009.pdf

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MEAC to Make Official Visit to SSU

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment

The process for Savannah State University to be admitted to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is moving forward following a three-year delay. I spoke with MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas today and he confirmed that he and other MEAC representatives will be at SSU on June 29-30 for an official site visit — one of the final […]

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MEAC Expansion – Savannah St. Close to Joining…NCCU as well

Feb 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

Savannah State’s long wait for conference affiliation could soon be over. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference lifted a moratorium on expansion last week, according to SSU vice president for administration Claud Flythe. The move clears the way for the presidents of the MEAC’s 12 universities to vote on Savannah State’s membership. “In the near future, they […]

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NCCU take flight into Division I

Jul 2nd, 2007 | By | Category: Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment

As with many break-ups, the final step in N.C. Central’s split with the CIAA came with a phone call Wednesday. The Durham school had already submitted its strategic plan to the NCAA for its planned leap to Division I play and had been operating under those rules since June 1. All that was left was […]

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Winston-Salem State Joins MEAC

Jul 20th, 2006 | By | Category: Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment

Winston-Salem State has been accepted into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. A news conference is scheduled today in Virginia Beach, Va., where the conference has its headquarters, to announce the move. “We are elated to welcome Winston-Salem into the MEAC family,” commissioner Dennis Thomas said Wednesday. “Obviously, we think that WSSU is an outstanding academic institution […]

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MEAC officials to accept WSSU – Savannah St. Still on the Clock?

Jun 14th, 2006 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment

Winston-Salem State‘s expected acceptance into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference should become official this weekend. A vote on expansion will take place Friday at a meeting of the MEAC presidents and chancellors, and WSSU hopes to know the outcome late that night or Saturday. Percy Caldwell, the athletics director at WSSU, has been waiting but not […]

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Savannah State – MEAC Discussions

May 9th, 2006 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment

Savannah State University on Monday continued its pursuit of joining the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference by playing host to a campus visit by members of the historically black NCAA Division I conference.MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas and four other conference representatives, whom he would not identify, met with members of SSU’s athletic department and toured the Tigers’ […]

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FAMU to the SWAC?

Apr 19th, 2006 | By | Category: Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, SWAC Expansion & Realignment

Keeping up on the state of NCAA conference realignment, there is some building support for a move by florida A&M; to the SWAC conference. Heath Smith recently wrote about FAMU and the SWAC in his recent article. It’s well worth a read.

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